Tony's Preview

Tony Gale says that Paul Ince will be able to withstand, for about the 15th season, getting some more stick from the West Ham fans!

Ince complained last week that he got stick from Manchester United fans - a rare occasion when the Hammers' faithful would approve of their actions, but he expects plenty more when West Ham roll into town on Sunday.

"He has all of them on his back and he will certainly have all the West Ham fans on his back but it is nothing that he can't cope with," says Tony.

"He is a big boy now, he has been a great player down the years, and I think the fans should be proud that he started his career at West Ham."

As for the tie itself, Tony adds:

"It is a difficult game and I don't think there is a lot to choose between the two sides.

"I think we are even money and we will bring them back for a replay.

"I don't think Wolves would have been to happy with the draw and I always think, even now since we have been relegated, that West Ham seem to play better against the bigger sides."

Of the players to look out for, he adds:

"Kenny Miller obviously scored against Man U and Liverpool and is a good striker, Alex Rae is good against Paul Ince, and people will know Newton on the right hand side from his Charlton days so they have got plenty of quality but I don't think they are quite good enough for that Premiership."

He hopes that West Ham will rise to the occasion and adds:

"The likes of Michael Carrick will relish playing against Premiership opposition again."